Why is Porcelain Used for Veneers?

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Porcelain is favored by many cosmetic dentists as the material of choice for dental veneers. Porcelain veneers have the advantage of offering both beauty and durability. The advantages offered by using porcelain for veneers include:

  • Durable
  • Stain-resistant
  • Long-lasting
  • Natural appearance

Porcelain is a ceramic material with a great deal of strength. Although porcelain veneers are thin – about the width of a credit card – porcelain is unlikely to crack or chip, and many patients have porcelain veneers that have lasted a decade or more. Porcelain is stain-resistant and has light-reflecting properties similar to natural teeth. Composite resin, the other type of material used in fabricating veneers, tends to discolor and have a more unnatural look compared to porcelain. Porcelain veneers improve a diverse range of cosmetic problems, including cracks and stains. Although veneers cannot provide the restructuring capabilities of restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers have been a functional and aesthetic solution for many patients. For porcelain veneers in the Phoenix, Arizona area, please contact experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox at Desert Smiles Cosmetic & Sedation Dentistry to schedule a consultation.